Bruno: ‘I cried after learning of Manchester United move’

Abhishek Kumar
By Abhishek Kumar
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Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has admitted that he started crying after learning of his move to Manchester United in the January transfer window. The Portuguese star joined the Red Devils after being heavily linked with them for a year.

Manchester United were finally able to sign Bruno after Real Sporting CP agreed to a €55 million fee + €25 million bonus fee. He was a target for the Red Devils due to his exploits for the Portuguese side in the 2018-19 season. Bruno scored 32 goals and managed 18 assists from 53 games for Sporting.

“You know, I will say the truth that I was scared,” Fernandes said in an Instagram Live interview with Mario Djurovski. “It was a dream [come true] but it was a big dream.

“For me, playing in England and for Manchester [United] was the highest part of my career. To play in the Premier League, for one of the best teams in the world.


“When I received the call saying: ‘Bruno, you have the chance of moving to Manchester’ I called my wife, my brother, my sister, my mother and just started crying.

“But I was crying through happiness. I fought all my life for this, for this top club. The chance was here and I needed to take it with both hands, to follow my dream.

“My family knew since the beginning that I wanted to be a footballer, they knew my big dream was to be in the Premier League and to play for Manchester.”

Bruno had a dream start to his life in Manchester as he played nine games for the Red Devils before the suspension. In nine games, he managed to score three goals and bagged four assists for Solskjaer’s side. He was also named the ‘Player of the Month’ for the month of February. With the Premier League poised to restart from June 17, Bruno will be looking forward to adding more to his tally as United try to break into the top four.

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